Amy Schwartz Moretti

Amy is recognized as a deeply expressive artist and known for her musical career of broad versatility.

Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti has a distinguished musical career of broad versatility. Since 2007, she has been Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings and has developed the Fabian Concert Series; she also holds the Caroline Paul King Chair, teaching in the Mercer University Townsend School of Music. Her dedication to collaboration and performance complements her directorship and inspires her teaching of the Center’s gifted young musicians.

A performing artist with an affinity for chamber music, she enjoys touring with the Ehnes Quartet and maintains an active schedule of solo, chamber and concertmaster appearances.

Recent performances include the 2019 premiere of Christopher Alan Schmitz’s Violin Concerto written for her, and concerts as far away as Korea and Hawaii and as close as Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. Festival appearances this past summer included Bridgehampton, ChamberFest Cleveland, La Jolla, Meadowmount, Manchester Music Festival and Seattle.

Moretti is former concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and Florida Orchestra. She has served as guest concertmaster for the symphony orchestras

of Atlanta, Houston, Pittsburgh; the New York Pops and Hawaii Pops; and the festival orchestras of Brevard, Colorado and Grand Teton. The Cleveland Institute of Music has recognized her with an Alumni Achievement Award and she is the 2014 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Fanfare Honoree, their first Pre-college graduate to be recognized.  In December 2018, Moretti was selected as one of Musical America’s “Top 30 Professionals of the Year.” She lives in Georgia with her husband and two sons.